You can count on Rick Steves to tell you what you really need to know when traveling through Florence and Tuscany.With the self-guided tours in this book, youll discover the geographic heart of Italy. Take the Renaissance Walk and tour the Uffizi Gallery to learn how Florence taught civilized living to the rest of Europe. Wander through the medieval city of Siena and find out what Pisa has to offer beyond the Leaning Tower. Relax in sunny Tuscan hill towns where youll enjoy full-bodied wine, the worlds best gelato, and the company of friendly locals.Ricks candid, humorous advice will guide you to good-value hotels and restaurants. Youll learn how to get around by train, bus, or rental car and get up-to-date advice on whats worth your time and money. More than just reviews and directions, a Rick Steves guidebook is a tour guide in your pocket.